K. Jacob Ruppert was appointed Court Counsel and District Hearing Officer of the 10th Judicial District Court by Judges Desiree Duhon Dyess and Lala B. Sylvester. Ruppert comes from the 11th Judicial District Court in Sabine Parish where he held the same position for several years.
He has been an attorney since 1995 and is a member of the New York, District of Columbia, and Louisiana Bars. He came to North Louisiana as a Katrina evacuee having moved to New Orleans from New York City in 2005. Ruppert was educated in New Orleans, New York, France, and Cuba and presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Natchitoches/Northwestern Symphony Society, an adjunct professor of law at NSU Department of Criminal Justice, and President of the Louisiana Hearing Officers’ Association (LaHOA). As Court Counsel, Ruppert will serve as a researcher and writer to the judges and, as District Hearing Officer, he will hear contested child support and domestic violence proceedings.
The Natchitoches legal community will welcome Ruppert to the district court at a reception Thursday, Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. hosted by local attorneys Kip Fair and Taylor Townsend.